June 8, 2017
We review the Adidas Boost Boston Games.
- Wayde Van Niekerk won the 200m straight, while Shaunae Miller-Uibo raced to fastest time ever over the distance, a time of 21.76s, smashing Allyson Felix’s former mark of 22.55s. Both Felix and Van Niekerk are going for the 200/400 double in London. Can Miller pull off both successfully?
- Tori Bowie won the 150m in 16.30s, also erasing Felix’s former mark of 16.33s. Where do we place Bowie in the scheme of things? Will Felix go for the double, since that was her target for Rio, and even if she does, can she stand the onslaught from the likes of Thompson, Bowie and Dafne Schippers in the 200m? Is it safe to say her best days are over?
- Alonso Edward won the 150m in 15.09s, beating Nickel Ashmeade and Yohan Blake. Can Blake successfully combine the sprint double, or should he just stick with the 100m in London?
- Keston Bledman won the 100m in 10.21s, same time as Akani Simbine who was 2nd. Is the law of diminishing returns setting in for the South African?
We review the Josef Odložil Memorial in Prague, Czech on Monday.
- Antonio Alkana set an African and Meeting Record to win the 110 Hurdles, fifth fastest time in the world this year. Listen to find out his time.
- Mosito Lehata won the 100m in a PB and NR, same time as Japan’s Yoshihide Kiryu who was 2nd, while South African Thando Roto was 3rd.
- Wenda Nel won the 400m Hurdles in an SB of 54.66s, 9th on the 2017 World list. South Africa seems to be producing a lot of stars in various events. What can other African nations learn from them?
- Isaac Makwala placed 5th in the 400m. The race was won by Luka Janezic in an MR. Are the younger Botswanans sending Makwala into retirement?
We preview the Rome Diamond League on Thursday.
- Women’s 100m: Dafne Schippers vs Ta Lou, Michelle-Lee Ahye & Tianna Bartoletta
- Men’s 200m: Andre De Grasse vs Ameer Webb, Aaron Brown & Brendon Rodney
- Men’s Javelin: Thomas Rohler vs Johannes Vetter, Julius Yego, Andreas Hofmann
- Women’s Triple Jump: World Leader Yulimar Rojas vs Caterine Ibarguen & Olga Rypakova
- Men’s 3000m Steeplechase: Conseslus Kipruto vs Ezekiel Kemboi
- Women’s 5000m: Genzebe Dibaba vs Hellen Obiri
- 110 Hurdles: Orlando Ortega vs Aries Merritt, David Oliver and Andrew Pozzi
- Women’s 400m: Novlene Williams-Mills (50.54s) vs Botswana’s Lydia Jele who is the fastest in the field (50.32s), & Natasha Hastings (50.74s)